For well over a decade, the media has been criticizing 20-somethings for not wanting to “grow up” – relying on their parents financially and emotionally for much longer than the age of 18. But the authors of a new book argue that cultural and economic forces have subverted the “traditional” path to adulthood, delaying the onset of adulthood for a generation of young people – and that might not be a bad thing.10:06 a.m.
Host: Kerri Miller
Richard Settersten: Hallie Ford Endowed Chair and professor of Human Development and Family Sciences, and director of the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, at Oregon State University
Barbara E. Ray: Writer, editor and owner of Hiredpen, Inc., a company that helps researchers and nonprofit organizations promote their work.
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.